The weather in Clarkdale Arizona started to turn cold, and we wanted none of that. We needed to turn in our Temporal Importacion Permit on the van before its expiration date. And our friends http://www.theslowdutchman.com were in Baja, so we decided to dash down to hang out. It was a great little respite for a … More A run to Baja for sun and sand
Many Vanagon owners have given up on the good ol’ original refrigerator. Ours worked on electric and battery, but we never fiddled with the gas setting. However, we knew that it drew a lot of battery power – as it was just not as efficient as the newer compressor systems. It also has a lot … More Vanagon refrigerator option-
Living full time in a VW Vanagon has become a routine for Mike and Geneva. Preparing meals, storing food, checking the engine and making use of the limited space are all a part of the daily routine. There are a few items we have which make these functions simpler. We have installed two custom … More Storage and meals in a VW Vanagon
The rear hatch window serves little purpose while driving. The post elsewhere on this website called “The chaos of the rear bumper” explains the items that are mounted on the back of the van. With the bikes, boxes and paddleboard back there, the driver cannot use the center mirror. We have also noticed that … More Rear hatch window coverage-
The sleeping area of our VW Vanagon has been modified to suit our needs. Through insulation, pegboard, L-brackets, paint and baskets we have made this area more functional, temperate and private. These are excellent solutions for anyone that is living full time in a van or vehicle. We often find ourselves in extreme temperatures. We … More Modifying and painting inside our van-
During the year and a half we completed a 32,000 mile road trip. We passed through all different climates and regions. We experienced cold and we experienced heat. And we experienced BUGS!!! We learned that we needed more screens! Especially when we want to leave the van windows open for circulation and cooling. We have screens … More Window screens by Skeeter Beater- bug control!
We had a beautiful pass from south to north in Montana. Good people, good times, good campsites and great scenery! Here is the route we traveled as we passed through Montana. After a great hike in Green Canyon, Idaho we crossed into Montana. Our posting on the MTWesty Facebook page for van owners in Montana … More Montana- July 2016
We drove through the woods to two different campsites. The first one we nicknamed Mosquito Marsh. We did not even take any photos because it was rough to be outside. It was in a beautiful part of the Targhee Forest, but much to close to a mushy creek bed that served as mosquito breeding grounds. … More Idaho- just passing through for the USA birthday!
After the kid left us in Jackson, Wyoming we stopped in town for breakfast at Café Genevieve and gave the third bicycle away to the waitress. We seem to have a history of giving away bikes! (see post giving away a bike ) Then we headed for some boondocking in the forest near the Grand Teton National … More Wrapping it up in Wyoming
We left Arizona bound for cooler climates. Anywhere north that would offer us a reprieve from the heat, with unknown destinations in mind. Ultimately we hope to get to Canada for a while. So we finished the tasks on the van and loaded her up with three dogs, two adults and a teenaged boy! It … More Lets get out of the heat of Arizona…..